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​​​​​​​Ask the Rug Experts: What Should You Do With a Wayward Yarn on Your Area Rug?


Hi folks! Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott AZ again!  We’re always more than happy to provide our clients with tips for proper area rug care to our clients so they are prepared for anything that happens in between professional cleanings with us in our facility.  Today, I thought I would talk about those loose, wayward yarns that you may have on your area rug.

If your area rug has a thick pile with plush fibers, then you can safely use a pair of embroidery scissors or other small scissors to snip it off.  With smaller scissors, you don’t have to worry about accidentally snipping more fibers than the one that you want.  It’s also easier to control the smaller blades!

However, if your area rug has looped face fibers or is a flat-weave area rug, DO NOT CUT IT!  These kinds of rugs have loops that are continuous - cutting one of them will cause your entire rug to unravel.  Imagine how unsightly that would be when compared to just a single yarn pull.

We here at Arizona Oriental are more than prepared and willing to help you preserve your beautiful rugs, no matter the kind!  We have a full-service rug washing facility and our repair shop offers multiple options.  Remember, always address any rug damage as quickly as possible to prevent them from getting worse.

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, and much of the Northern Arizona areas.  We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION.  Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Give us a call for more information about why you should not have your area rug cleaned in your home at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). 04-21-2020

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